Employment Services Offered at Village Community Services

VCS is proud to provide a continuum of vocational support programs that connect individuals living with physical, mental health, and/or developmental disabilities with their surrounding community through job-related opportunities that elevate their sense of belonging and purpose, fulfill lifelong aspirations, and impart on-the-job training and coaching.

Employment Services Contact

Please contact Kris Mecko, Director of Employment Services, for more information at 360-653-7752 ext. 19.

Employment Planning and Supports

  • Skill assessments
  • Goal setting
  • Resume writing and interview training
  • Developing community connections and networking
  • Skill building through trial work experience and volunteerism
  • On-the-job training according to employer’s specifications
  • Help with accommodations
  • Follow-along supports for newly hired employees and their employers
  • Mentoring and advocacy

Community Inclusion

  • Engagement in community activities that:
    • Promote socialization, education, recreation, and personal development
    • Provide the opportunity to learn, practice, and apply new skills
    • Lead to greater independence and inclusion in the community
    • Strengthen relationships
  • Requires referral from DDA case manager
  • People with disabilities may now participate in both Employment Services and Community Inclusion

Community Employment Services
Employment Supports

Community Employment Services
Job Development

Employment Planning Services